World of Tanks Released
Get your daily dose of Iron
Tired of waving your magic wand? The thought of once again picking up that SMG to battle endless waves of foe making you cringe? Sounds like your not getting enough Iron in your gaming diet. World of Tanks is the source of all your daily iron needs.
What is World of Tanks?
World of Tanks is a Free-to-Play World War II era tank combat game featuring game-play that is simple to learn but hard to master. Dozens of tanks from the World War II era, battlefields ranging from open desert to cities to scenic alpine valley’s, realistic damage models, hundreds of modifications and upgrades, careful cooperation with teammates and tense tank battles all await you.
You’ll start off in tiny pre-World War II tanks and through experience and credits earned in combat you can upgrade your vehicles crew, equipment and weapons and earn higher tiered, more powerful tanks, tank destroyers or self propelled guns.
Tutorial videos are available to help get you started which are best watched while your client downloads.
A German VK3601 (H) medium battle tank faces off against a Russian T-44 medium battle tank
Where can I play?
Three servers are available to play on but make sure you pick the right one for you as the clients are unique to each server and your persistent characters are not transferable between servers. You can download the 1.75G clients either direct from the site or via official torrents (recommended). The release version is: v.0.6.3.11
Gold is the in-game currency of choice for World of Tanks and is available to purchase through the games website or various resellers. Unlike many other Free-to-Play games, you will remain competitive through all tiers and don’t need to spend a cent to get to the high tier vehicles, it’ll just take more battles to get those top tanks.
Gold enables you to rapidly up-skill your crew, buy special ammo and tank modules, buy extra garage and barracks allotments and upgrade your account to Premium. Having a premium account enables you to form tank platoons with friends so you can roam the battlefields together and also gives a 1.5x bonus to the credits and experience earned in every battle, helping you to get those top tanks quicker.
Thought World of Tanks was some obscure Indie game? Think again !
World of Tanks has set a World Guinness Record™ in the category of Most Players Online Simultaneously on One MMO Server. The record was registered on January 23rd, 2011 when the number of players on the game’s Russian server totaled 91,311 source
YAHOO! Games has released a list of seven Free-to-play games that they think are worth playing and that list includes World of Tanks source
If World of Tanks is still a bit of a mystery to you, watch this game-play video for a small taste of the action.
While some recent expensive releases have been disappointing or broken, this well supported and regularly updated little gem is simple and fun.
Come and get your tank on !